quite


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quite \Quite\ (kw[imac]t), v. t. & i.
   See Quit. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quite \Quite\ (kw[imac]t), adv. [F. quitte discharged, free,
   clear; cf. OF. quitement freely, frankly, entirely. See
   Quit, a.]
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   1. Completely; wholly; entirely; totally; perfectly; as, the
      work is not quite done; the object is quite accomplished;
      to be quite mistaken.
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            Man shall not quite be lost, but saved who will.
                                                  --Milton.
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            The same actions may be aimed at different ends, and
            arise from quite contrary principles. --Spectator.
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   2. To a great extent or degree; very; very much;
      considerably. "Quite amusing." --Macaulay.
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            He really looks quite concerned.      --Landor.
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            The island stretches along the land and is quite
            close to it.                          --Jowett
                                                  (Thucyd. ).
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